Student Activities Graduate Assistant


STATUS: : Part-Time, 10 months
DIVISION: Student Affairs
REPORTS TO: Director of Student Affairs
SUPERVISES: Student Activity Board



The Student Activities Graduate Assistant is responsible for the development & implementation of student life programming through the supervision of the Student Activities Board (SAB) at the College for Creative Studies (CCS). This assistantship position is intended to utilize the higher education theory learned inside the classroom and connect it to the daily practices of student affairs. The SAGA reports to the Director of Student Engagement, who serves as the primary co-curricular learning planning position at CCS.


  • Supervise the Student Activities Board (SAB), comprised of 7 paid undergraduate Student Engagement Assistants and 1-2 alternates.
    • Attend weekly SAB meetings on Fridays at 11:30am.
    • Conduct biweekly one-on-one meetings with Student Engagement Assistants.
    • Create & deliver SAB trainings, workshops, & development opportunities to aid in student development.
  • Develop and implement a wide variety of both new and existing student activities to engage the entire CCS campus community both on and off campus. Some activities include, but are not limited to: Welcome Week, rooftop concerts, Talent Show, Century Ball, wellness & self-care activities, DEI educational activities, off-campus trips, etc.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student activities to gather data & make informed decisions for future activities.
  • Manage the Student Activities Board email, calendar, and involvement portal account.
  • Creatively market & promote student activities & involvement.
  • Provide support for the Student Affairs Leadership Team at December and May Commencement ceremonies.
  • Assist the Director of Student Engagement with tasks related to New Student Orientation, Leadership Programs, Community Service, Student Organization management, and other related activities as needed.
  • Additional duties and/or special projects as assigned by the Director of Student Engagement and Student Affairs Leadership Team.

Expected Learning Outcomes & Professional Competencies

Over the course of the appointment, the Student Engagement Graduate Assistant will build skills in:

  • Program & event planning
  • Student supervision
  • Time management
  • Strategic planning
  • Conflict mediation
  • Budget management



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Enrolled in a Master of Education program (Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Leadership, or other related focus) for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Availability to work 20 hours each week, including some evenings and weekends


This job operates in a professional office and college campus environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to maintain a stationary position, use a computer and other office equipment, and communicate effectively in person, by phone, and virtually.  Frequent interaction with others, including staff, faculty, students and third parties is required.  The employee may occasionally be required to move files or other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, including from low and high places.  The ability to move around within the office and between buildings on campus, attend off-site meetings and events, and travel between Ford Campus site to Taubman Center site are required.  CCS will make reasonable accommodations that will allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.  



To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format:  Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to:
CCS website:


The College for Creative Studies, a leading college of art and design, represents a community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities and worldviews and we value the diversity this brings to our organization.  CCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.